Record Details

NHER Number:24814
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman ditch and multi-period finds


Metal detecting and casual finds in the late 1980s recovered a large number of Roman, Saxon, medieval and post medieval coins and metal objects. A watching brief undertaken by NAU in 1993 recorded the presence of ditches containing Roman pottery sherds, and a post medieval pit containing contemporary pottery sherds and objects.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 14 78
Map Sheet:TM17NW

Full description

Spring 1988. [1]
Nineteen coins 3rd to 4th century
See list in secondary file.
Colchester Derivative rear hook, ends of wings folded over to hold axis rod, mid-late 1st century (S1)
Late Saxon circular hooked tag, hook broken off, two attachment holes, no decoration.
Possible Late Saxon buckle and plate with elaborate moulded frame, plate decorated with dot-in-circle (S1).
Medieval stirrup shaped hasp (S1).
Early post medieval white metal plated buckle assymetric double looped. Bronze loop from window fastener or handle?
Silver coin probably post medieval, Scottish Turner Charles I 1625-49 obverse showing crowned CR, reverse showing Thistle. Bronze coin European?
Two Hans Krauwinckel jettons.
This material is likely to have been found over a larger area than originally marked on the NCM map.
Identified by A. Gregory and S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 19 May 1988

1989. Stray Find.
Late Upper Palaeolithic flint long blade found in garden of Yew Tree Court.
Now recorded seperately as NHER 59942.
P. Watkins (HES), 9 January 2014.

15 November 1993. Watching Brief.
Observation of machine-dug trenches on site. [2]
Ditches with Roman sherds, pit and post-medieval sherds.
See report (S2) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S3).
The finds recovered have been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1995.70).
E. Rose (NLA), 31 March 1994.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1993. Report on a Watching Brief at Karen Close, Scole. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 86.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 115-123. p 121.

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